The Ghana Education Service has made another U-turn on its earlier order to Achimota School not to admit the Rastafarian students.
It has directed the school to admit the students with their rasta hair as against its earlier directive that the school should not admit them. Earlier, when the issue gained ground on social media, the GES publicly announced that the students’ religious rights should be respected and they must be admitted to receive their education as that is their right.
The DG of Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, according to a report sighted on Ghanacelebrities.com, said the GES’ first order to Achimota to admit the students still stands and has not been changed. He said the students should be admitted on the condition that they keep their hair neat and tidy at all times.
The GES Director-General, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, was quoted as saying: “We have asked [the headmistress] to admit the students. The student is a Rastafarian and if there is evidence to show that he is Rastafarian, all that he needs to do is to tie the hair neatly,”